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March 10, 2022

Brick & Mortar – Clayton Wedding

Brick & Mortar Events wedding in Clayton, NC

Brick & Mortar Events Wedding for Stacy & Dax

Dax & Stacy’s wedding at Brick and Mortar Events in Clayton, NC was green and gold and full of emotion AND dancing. In a word, delightful. This was my first time at downtown Clayton’s Brick & Mortar Events venue but I definitely hope it won’t be my last. It’s got exposed brick, both twinkly AND market lights, and an upper level that looks down over the main floor. It was the perfect fit for Stacy & Dax’s gold/green geode inspired wedding.

Before we get into any more photos – here’s the team for this Brick & Mortar wedding:
Venue, coordination, and catering: Brick & Mortar Events
Officiant: Stacy’s grandfather Gordon Braxton
DJ: Rhodey Entertainment
Video: Greer Media Productions
Makeup: Meredith Cook
Hair: Morgan Wrenn
Stacy gown: Maggie Sottero w/ custom sleeves

And now, more photos!!

getting ready for a wedding at Brick & Mortar events

One of the flower girls inspecting the table place cards – set on “Party Animals”

getting ready for a wedding at Brick & Mortar events in Clayton, NC

There was a lot of writing going on this wedding morning. Toasts, vows, letters. Everyone had lovely things to say to one another!

getting ready for a wedding at Brick & Mortar events in Clayton, NC getting ready for a wedding at Brick & Mortar events in Clayton, NC Bride writes out her vows on the morning of the wedding

Stacy had custom removable sleeves added to her dress for the ceremony, so double sided tape was a must

make sure you have double sided tape on hand for your wedding day!

Meanwhile, it always seems like the guys (who usually have to get ready in tiny, dark rooms) are ready in the blink of an eye, but then need to figure out bowties, or boutonnieres, or, in this case, pocket squares.

getting ready for a wedding at Brick & Mortar events in Clayton, NC

Stacy was a combo of laughter AND tears at her first look with Dax

The bride's reaction at this first look is so adorable!

And then they were both laughing over a minor gift snafu when Dax got the tie pin meant for Stacy’s grandfather instead of the one meant for him.

Couple exchanges letters and gifts before their wedding ceremony at Brick & Mortar Events in Clayton, NC

But then all the emotion and tears as they read one another’s letters.

Couple exchanges letters and gifts before their wedding ceremony at Brick & Mortar Events in Clayton, NC Couple exchanges letters and gifts before their wedding ceremony at Brick & Mortar Events in Clayton, NC Couple exchanges letters and gifts before their wedding ceremony at Brick & Mortar Events in Clayton, NC

Stacy got Dax a nice bottle of bourbon as a wedding gift, so of course they shared a drink before the ceremony.

Couple exchanges letters and gifts before their wedding ceremony at Brick & Mortar Events in Clayton, NC Couple exchanges letters and gifts before their wedding ceremony at Brick & Mortar Events in Clayton, NC

And then more gifts and letters. Stacy was just as emotional reading her letter from her mom as from Dax. Moments like these are treasured forever.

Bride and her mother exchange gifts at a wedding in Clayton, NC Bride and her mother exchange gifts at a wedding in Clayton, NC Bride and her mother exchange gifts at a wedding in Clayton, NC

And then it was time for the ceremony! Lit mostly by those lovely candles you see lining the aisle.

Wedding ceremony at Brick & Mortar events with backdrop made by friends and family of the couple candle-lit wedding ceremony at Brick & Mortar events with backdrop made by friends and family of the couple

A kiss, and they’re wed!!!

Wedding ceremony at Brick & Mortar events with backdrop made by friends and family of the couple Wedding ceremony at Brick & Mortar events with backdrop made by friends and family of the couple

Hugs with best friends before the party starts!!

Everyone gets ready for the party in their own way – Dax rocked a fallen bouquet flower to match his tie…

…and Stacy changed into sparkly platform sneakers to dance the night away comfortably.

If you want to dance all night at your wedding, make sure you bring a pair of dancing shoes - bonus points for sparkly ones! Gold and green details at a geode inspired wedding

The perfect first dance spin, twirl, dip!

First dance twirl at Brick & Mortar Events wedding in Clayton, NC

I loved these signs they had on the back of their sweetheart table chairs. These are their nicknames for one another.

Gold and green details at a geode inspired wedding

Stacy’s sister / Matron of Honor gave the most beautiful speech that had them both overwhelmed with emotion.

emotional and personal wedding toasts are the best emotional and personal wedding toasts are the best emotional and personal wedding toasts are the best

And then grandparents were the wedding witnesses! I loved finding this quiet moment in the chaos of the rest of the reception.

Because Stacy is absolutely the type of bride to start the dance floor and then barely leave!!

make sure you bring some flats for dancing all night at your wedding! make sure you bring some flats for dancing all night at your wedding!

Here we’ve got Stacy’s mom joining the party because “Stacy’s mom has got it going on!”

kids at your wedding? have some fun things on hand for them during the reception fun dance floor at a wedding in Clayton, NC

Snuck out to the back courtyard for some nighttime portraits but also snagged these two which I feel like capture each personality well!

A bubble tunnel and…

… a golf-cart retreat! With Stacy pointing out the bar where they wanted their friends to go for the after-party!

This couple made their wedding getaway in a golf-cart!!!

Thanks you two! And congrats again <3


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